The Challenge

Departing San Sebastien de la Gomera in the Canary Islands and rowing a westerly route to land at English Harbour in Antigua. Some 3000 miles or 4800 kilometers later.



Known as one of the toughest challenges on earth, made more difficult by raging seas, howling winds, sharks, blisters and salt rashes, sunstroke and sleep deprivation, there is little wonder that a mere 500 people have completed, whilst almost ten times that number have been to the summit of Mount Everest and nearly twice the number have been into space.

Alan and Partner will be challenged physically and mentally whilst rowing a constant, relentless shift-pattern of two hours on and two hours off, using their down time only to eat, make water, make repairs and attempt to catch up on well deserved rest- in a boat not much bigger than a standard family car.

The guys will be raising awareness of the ABF, The Soldiers’ Charity, an incredibly deserving charity with an ambitious, but achievable fundraising target of £100,000. In order to gain maximum exposure and ensure the charities and partners receive the maximum benefit, Alan and partner intend to grab a place on the podium.

With a solid aim of completing the event in 45 days or less the emphasis is making sure, our bodies, our boat and equipment are prepared for the task and up to the job.